An advertising card for the Howe Scale Company of 1884, on the cover of this issue, introduces us to an article written by Kendall Wild, a former editor of the Rutland Herald.
The story, as indicated by the title, traces the history of the Howe Scale Company from its origins in 1864 to its demise in 1982 after 118 years.
An interesting history of a local manufacturing enterprise of the past, it emphasizes the story of its leaders, and the various advertisements that were used to attract customers.
Drawings and pictures are featured throughout the article including the general offices and factory in Rutland, and the workforce of 1906. Pictures of the various scales that were produced are of particular interest.